Full Captain America Trailer Arrives Early

Published 3 years ago by , Updated October 5th, 2011 at 5:22 pm,

Full Captain America Trailer Full Captain America Trailer Arrives Early

While Marvel movie fans everywhere expected their patience to be rewarded on Tuesday with the long-awaited unveiling of the first full trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger, it did not happen and instead we were treated to several very short Captain America teaser videos.

The trailer was now set to release Thursday (tomorrow) but someone’s jumped the gun and it’s hit the net just now. We’re not complaining.

The Captain America trailer focuses on the experiences of Steve Rogers leading up to the transformation that redefined his life and let him become the solider he always wished to be, mixed with Tommy Lee Jones’ Col. Chester Phillips character explaining how one man can make a difference.

The trailer also includes a scene with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) talking to the weaker and small Steve Rogers, and it gives us a better introduction to Stanley Tucci’s Dr. Abraham Erskine and his reasoning behind selecting Steve Rogers to become America’s super soldier.

Watch and enjoy:

Directed by Joe JohnstonCaptain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans stars alongside Neal McDonough’s Dum Dum Dugan, Tommy Lee Jones‘ Colonel Phillips, Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury,  Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Derek Luke as Gabe Jones.

While this first fleshed out look into Captain America: The First Avenger does offer new footage, they’ve made the right decision in holding back the action and villains for the next trailer. Think of this is as the teaser to get audiences invested in the little guy that could, so to speak.

We all know how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and why, but before I make up my mind on the movie, I need insight into how the story plays out on his journey as the hero, combating The Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) and his evil Hydra forces. By far the most impressive aspect of the film thus far is how they made Chris Evans look so scrawny as the defenceless Steve Rogers, and I’m pleased that they chose this as the focal point for the first trailer.

The one part of the film I’m growing somewhat weary about is the over-the-top designs of the Hydra army and technology, even though that’s an important part of the backstory. I’m not going to put this aspect of the film down yet, but seeing the heavy focus on the space-age bikes/planes, flame thrower-wielding armored soldiers and the blue-glowing guns pulls me out of believing this is taking place in the 1940s. If there’s an appropriate balance of this in the film, it won’t be a concern. So for now, let’s just focus on the Shield Throw and Howling Commandos!

Now that we’ve actually watched the full trailers for both Thor and Captain America, how do they compare to Green Lantern and X-Men: First Class?

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Captain America hits theaters July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

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  1. Wow..so far so good. Captain America should rock.

  2. I’m hoping to see some shield modifying featuring Tony Stark. Maybe a solid reference to Thor or Bruce Banner.

    If I had it my way Stark would cameo in Captain America and The Incredible Hulk would cameo in Thor. That would really tie these movies together.

    • How could they do that when Tony Stark nor Bruce Banner haven’t even been born yet. Unless they do something at the end, finding Rogers in the ice.

  3. movie looks awesome “micheal” nuff said

  4. Wow, this trailer is looking great. Really excited for the film now, just looks like a great adventure.

    I’ve only been reading Captain America since blind-buying the first Ed Brubaker Omnibus which was superb, but therefore i don’t have the years of Cap knowledge to be able to pull the trailer apart. But i’m looking forward to it in glorious 2D (can’t see 3D :’( )and can’t wait for it to open.

    Hi, by the way, long time lurker, first time poster!! :)

  5. Still dont know why this movie isnt released on July 4th would of been the perfect day for it.

    • Because they didn’t want to go up against Transformers 3.

      Vic

  6. Ah thanks appreciate it Vic didnt know. But its still ashamed they chickened out.

  7. I personally think the CGI work that makes Chris Evans smaller is quite awesome from what we’ve seen. I grew up as an ultra-skinny kid and my body looked like the one in the movie trailer. I’m a full grown adult now and, even still, if I don’t lift weights and eat a lot of protein, my body wants to revert back to a starvation-skinny state. I can look at photos of my childhood and my head looks bigger than it should, only because my body looked like I hadn’t eaten in about two months (even though I ate constantly). I’ve purposefully gained and maintained about 25-30 pounds of muscle and now finally look normal. My point is – the CGI looks dead-on accurate.

    Regarding the quality of the movie? I hope I’m wrong, but I feel this one will likely turn out to be kinda cheesy and childish (i.e. G.I. Joe). I believe Thor and Green Lantern (even though the costume looks bad) will be a step up, and X-Men: First Class will blow them all away. The quality of the director and producer will most likely elevate that latter film to a level of quality that the others won’t come close to matching.

  8. Whoa! This looks awesome! Can’t wait for this, and Thor of course too. Really psyched for The Avengers down the road too XD

  9. I have always believed in this project and this trailer does not disappoint! I am really looking forward to seeing this film. I am there on opening day.

  10. Did the Stanley Tucci character say “Now Mr. Stark” ? Am I hearing right?

  11. the trailer made the movie look a lot like the League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen ( mainly the atmosphere ) .

  12. This longer trailer looks much better than the shorter one they had out. Now looking forward to this movie much much more.

  13. Wasn’t excited for this, but this trailer changed my mind. Might have to read up on the Captain a bit. Never was a huge fan, but this looks pretty good.

  14. Finally the True Captain America story. It would be nice to see the loss and refinding of Steve Rogers years later, and his coping and combining with the heroes in modern America. This still looks like one hell of a ride. Looking forward to the beginning of Avengers territory…hints, connections, Easter-eggs, you know. So far it looks promising.

  15. It’s amazing what a powerful idea the Avengers project is in comics and comic book movies and cinema. With this project Marvel is at the forefront of so many cutting edge notions of what live action adventure will be in the present and near future. Without the Avengers there would be no notion of:

    1. Shared Universes in comic book movies
    2. A scheduled JLA movie would not have returned
    3. Whether single films should impact adventure in group assemblies

    Though the Avengers already have filming dates planned, I think we’re going to have to wait and see how Thor and Captain America work out to know what we will be able to expect from the genre. In the meanwhile let’s not overlook how some new ideas about the individual films may affect our notions of these individual characters. Will Thor fly in a convincing manner? Is Captain America better understood as a Holocaust hero?

    http://linkedinhollywood.com/2011/04/11/captain-america-first-avenger-chris-evans-or-thoughtless-nostalgia/#more-1943

    • ralph…

      Captain America would not be considered a Holocaust hero.

      World War II, yes.

      Holocaust, no.

  16. A Memorial Day salute!

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